Where is the Church going?
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(04-06-2018, 07:01 PM)angeltime Wrote:
(04-06-2018, 06:49 PM)Klemens Wrote: I know everyone will hate me for posting this, but then again, what can you expect from a traditionalist Catholic turned crypto-Orthodox. 

In my opinion, we are seeing the reality of what someone quite smart once said:

"The Catholic Church is an authority/institution that produces rules/teachings. Orthodoxy is a set of rules/teachings that produces an authority/institution."

I don't care who the pope is or whether there even is a pope. All I care about is my bishop and pastor following Right Belief in Christ (Christ's Gospel, the revelations of the Fathers, canons of the Seven Councils, and subsequent teachings that are completely consistent with the preceding doctrines).

Peace.....well, I don't hate you!  I do have a couple of questions though.  What is Crypto-Orthodox?  What happens if one or several of your Bishops goes astray with teaching etc....there is still someone in higher authority to take the matter to and hopefully/seriously does something about it??  (like a Patriarch?)  God bless, angeltime :heart:
Thanks for the good spirited response. By crypto-Orthodox I mean that I believe and accept Orthodoxy but for external reasons (for example my family), I simply haven't actually converted. So nominally, I'm Catholic, but I entirely agree with Orthodoxy. Not an easy position, in all honesty. It's even more difficult because, I'm no longer wavering between the two sides, I just cannot ”logistically” make the change.

As for leadership, each bishop is part of a Synod. Each Synod resolves doctrinal controversies between bishops. If the Synod of a local Church (autonomous, autocephalous, etc.) cannot reach an agreement a local council is held. If a local council cannot be held, then an all-Church Council is held. If the all-Church council is fully in line with Tradition, then it is ecumenical and therefore binding.
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Where is the Church going? - by LaudeturIesus - 04-05-2018, 11:43 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by havok579257 - 04-06-2018, 12:24 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by jovan66102 - 04-06-2018, 12:49 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by LaudeturIesus - 04-06-2018, 12:33 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by LaudeturIesus - 04-06-2018, 12:59 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by jovan66102 - 04-06-2018, 02:49 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by Eric F - 04-06-2018, 03:52 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by Poche - 04-06-2018, 03:20 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by angeltime - 04-06-2018, 04:03 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by CaptCrunch73 - 04-06-2018, 06:09 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by angeltime - 04-06-2018, 07:25 AM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by Klemens - 04-06-2018, 06:49 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by angeltime - 04-06-2018, 07:01 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by Klemens - 04-07-2018, 04:08 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by angeltime - 04-07-2018, 04:19 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by Klemens - 04-07-2018, 07:43 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by angeltime - 04-07-2018, 07:50 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by LaudeturIesus - 04-06-2018, 07:23 PM
RE: Where is the Church going? - by LaudeturIesus - 04-06-2018, 07:31 PM



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